The Jazz Singer (DVD)

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In New York City, Yussel Rabinowitz (Neil Diamond) trains to be a cantor. Although his father (Laurence Olivier) and wife, Rivka (Catlin Adams), don't approve, he also sings and writes songs for a black soul group under the name Jess Robin. When the group gets an opportunity in California, their leader, Bubba (Franklyn Ajaye), asks Jess to join them. Reluctantly, Rivka and his father let him go. In Los Angeles, Jess meets record company executive Molly Bell (Lucie Arnaz). Impressed by his music, she tries to promote him. However, Jess still struggles and is about to give up when Molly gets him a solo TV spot. Just as Jess seems set for stardom, Rivka and his father arrive to plead for his return.

Samson Raphaelson's play about a talented singer's attempts to break away from a restrictive religious family was first filmed in 1927--when it became the first talkie. This--the third version--was made in 1980. Directed by Richard Fleischer after another director was dismissed, the film focuses on Molly's struggles to find opportunities for Jess, then on Jess's subsequent concert performances. Neil Diamond carries the film, singing his own songs with verve.


UPC 013131377392
Studio Anchor Bay/Starz
Format DVD
Extra Info 25th Anniversary
Genre Drama
Rating Unrated
Dimensions 7.5" x 0.75" x 5.5" WxHxD
Weight 0.26 lbs
Stars Neil Diamond, Laurence Olivier, Franklin Ajaye, Catlin Adams, Lucie Arnaz
Directors Richard Fleischer
Dimensions 7.5x5.3x0.6
Country of Origin United States

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    Love this movie! We sang along to the whole thing. Fast shipping and great price!

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    i buy a lot of movies from you, and it never fails...there is never an introduction pamphlet in the jkt..of the is this one....i have bought the 4 series of lethal weapon and 3,4 dont even play!..i dont want to take the time to return this..i shouldnt have to

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    I absolutely love the movie and all the music in it. Can't watch it enough. Great value and a GREAT MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Neil is Awesome!

    Neil is Awesome and the music is GREAT! it is a must have for any video library. Rest in peace Laurance Oliver. He played a great Jewish papa. Too bad he was not in real life. Neil on the other hand is great at everything he does.

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